Published: Tue, August 08, 2017
Medical | By Garry George

Burnley friendly with Hannover abandoned after crowd trouble

Burnley friendly with Hannover abandoned after crowd trouble

Yet further drama continued to resonate where the away fans were situated and Lancashire police decided the game was unsafe to continue following an extended half-time break.

The players did not appear for the start of the second half with the decision taken to abandon the match. A Roberto Firmino penalty and goals from Dominic Solanke and...

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The two sides entered half time at 1-0 and 20 minutes later, the game was called off.

As a result of the violence, a police officer suffered a head injury and was treated at Burnley General Hospital.

Home supporters were moved from the stand as police moved in.

Burnley supporters were ordered to leave the stadium while Hannover's remained inside the ground.

He said: 'It comes down to safety. You want safety. You don't want people to get hurt.

"That was pretty early, the police were in the referee's room, called me, went through the procedure, and obviously we fully support the police's decision".

In a statement released on its website on Saturday night, Hannover said: "Our attitude is clear: Hannover 96 condemns the incidents in the stadium and dissociates itself vehemently from any kind of violence".

"In the bigger picture I think the lads are fit and well. He's a solid citizen". "No one wanted anything other than a game of football".

"We are now asking for anybody with footage of the disorder to send it to us online at, using the "Report a Crime or Incident" form, quoting log number 546 of today (Saturday, August 5th)".

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